Top O The Morning to you In Orange County from Esquire Photography HQ in Huntington Beach, California! I received a note that has a fantastic wedding day tip from my good friends at Elegala.com and I really wanted to share with you this week.
So let’s say you’re an Orange County bride (or groom!) looking to make sure your doing your best with your reception menu . Having planned my own wedding and been to my share of weddings in Orange County, Los Angeles, and around the country, I think that this list is really creative and will help you get the most out of your wedding day menu along with satisfying your budget and your guests growling stomachs.
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Let your wedding catering take a cue from the seasons with our favorite menu ideas for every season…
Spring Wedding Menu Ideas
Summon the taste of spring with light flavors and delicate textures…
- In Season – serve a main dish featuring ham or lamb.
- Fresh produce – round out the meal with a bounty of fresh fruits and young vegetables like baby carrots, baby asparagus and new potatoes.
- Elegant sides – serve mini quiches or update traditional deviled eggs by adding salmon or crab meat.
- Bar favorites – a spring menu seems to call for champagne. Mix up a batch of mimosas for a morning wedding, or create a festive champagne cocktail.
Summer Wedding Menu Ideas
Use your summer menu to invoke warmth, sunshine and fun…
- Serve lighter fare – think fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables like berries, watermelon, tomatoes, cucumber, and corn, seafood and lean poultry like chicken. Between courses, serve a light sorbet.
- Spark up the grill – serve traditional picnic and grill fare like barbeque, burgers and potato salad.
- Head to the tropics – feature tropical signature cocktails like margaritas, sangria, or mojitos.
Fall Wedding Menu Ideas
Bring out the rich and comforting tastes of autumn…
- Traditional favorites – you cannot go wrong with seasonal standbys: turkey, red potatoes, corn bread dressing, green beans, and honey glazed carrots.
- Family style – re-create a traditional thanksgiving feast by incorporating your family recipes into your wedding menu and serving the meal family style (if your guest list is small).
- Hearty proteins – Choose a hearty meat that will pair with heavier side dishes – turkey, roasted quail, rib roast.
- Keep it elegant – you can serve traditional fare in sophisticated, creative ways – present soup or veggie puree in mini shot classes or hallowed out gourds, or warm apple cider in glass mugs with cinnamon sticks.
Winter Wedding Menu Ideas
Warm up to a decadent winter menu with these cool ideas to reflect the season…
- Hearty dishes – serve heartier fare in sophisticated, creative ways – such as colorful butternut squash puree or warm pumpkin soup in ramekins or shot glasses.
- Wintery beverages – warm guests with eggnog, spiced wine or mixed coffee drinks.